|Origin:||Probably from chin 'crack' (11-16 centuries), from Old English cine|
|Origin:||From the sound|
a small hole in a wall, or between two things that join together, that lets light or air through [= crack]
The sun came through a chink in the curtains.
2 [countable] British English
a high ringing sound made by metal or glass objects hitting each other [= clink]:
the chink of coins
a weakness in someone's character or in something they have said, that you can use to attack them